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Rabbi Aviad Bodner

Semikha, Class of 2016

Rabbi Aviad Bodner

Judaic Studies Principal & School Rabbi

Denver Academy of Torah

Denver, CO

Aviad earned an LLB in Law from Bar Ilan University and received his semikha from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. After he received his degree, he worked as an attorney in corporate law for several years and was rabbi of the Moishe House in Tel Aviv. Rabbi Bodner also served as a combat fighter in the IDF’s armored corps during the Second Lebanon War. He studied in various yeshivot in Israel including Yeshivat Hesder at Netivot and the Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies at Bar Ilan University. Rabbi Bodner completed the Semikha for Rabbinic Professionals program at YCT and currently serves as the K-12 Judaic Studies Principal and School Rabbi at Denver Academy of Torah (DAT). Before DAT, He served as Rabbi at the Stanton Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side (2014-2019) and as Rabbi of Congregation Ramath Orah on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (2019-2023). He also held the position of Mashgiach Ruchani at the Ramaz Upper school and taught in the Tanakh, Talmud, Hebrew and JLT departments for seven years.